There is entertainment 6 days a week in the ralitsa 4's theartre but ralitsa three could go to watch it too.
We never had a problem with getting sun beds.
The town was about a ten minute walk from the hotel and there was loads of market shops full of authentic bulgarian gifts.
The only downpoint was the cleanliness of the entertainment pool toilets and the snack bar toilet but the room cleanliness was extremely good !! :)
we would definatley come back to the complex but to the ralitsa 4 rather than ralitsa 3,As we are english and the english tend to go to ralitsa 4.
Travel operator: balkan holidays
The food was fine, I have a family of fussy eaters but there was something available for us all. Breakfast consisted of fresh fruit, cereal, croissants etc, french toast, eggs, bacon, sausage (frankfurter style), toast, pancakes (kids loved these with chocolate sauce, yoghurt, dried fruit.... list goes on... Lunch and dinner had the same kind of food available, but was always varied. As we were all inclusive all the local spirits and beers and soft drinks were free... lucky for us from the 14th July the hotel went Ultra all inclusive which meant all the cocktails and further drinks were free, there was a drinks menu to let you know what was free!
The hotel is about a 10 min walk (slow walk in the heat) from the beach but there is a free bus that takes you every 30 mins - we didnt feel the need to use it. There are taxis waiting around the hotel, you can haggle a bit with the prices of your journey, they will take you wherever you want to go and wait on you or come back for you if its somewhere close. The bus service isnt great, we got a minibus to Varna, it was 5lev per adult but you have to run to get on the bus as no-one seems to recognise a queuing system! Found it worse trying to get back from Varna, we had to become quite rude and just bunk the queue like everyone else!
Some staff were friendlier than others, I sometimes got the feeling that they pretended they didnt understand english, I asked for a coke (from the coke machine) and one bar staff looked confused, I simply asked for cola and he understood! I also felt that sometimes we were ignored when queuing for a drink, but quite frankly it was the other guests in the hotel who didnt believe in queuing, they just walked up to the bar and got served immediately, so I ended up doing the same!
There is an animation team in the hotel, the kids loved them. They were mainly located at the Ralitsa 3* pool a few minutes walk from the 4* which was much quieter. There is a show on every evening in the animation hall at 9.30 to 10.30, quite amusing and some great dancers!
The only downside to the holiday was me and my hubby had the runs a couple of times, not sure what caused it, I put it down to the fact that I dont usually eat 3 course meals at breakfast lunch and dinner!
The only reason i wouldnt visit this hotel again is the fact that we had to travel to Bourgas Airport which was a 2.5 hour drive (we were in a minibus as we were the only n.irish family staying there), our flight was originally to Varna which is about 50 mins drive and would have suited much better as my son suffers from travel sickness.
All in all we enjoyed the holiday very much.
Travel operator: Co-op Travel
Travel operator: Thomas Cook
Rooms were cleaned every day by our cleaner, lovely lady. worked all hours for rubbish money, she was happy with the big tip at the end from our group.the only thing our shower didnt work properly, half the time.
The location of the hotel, well we was about 10 mins walk from the town, the town was about 400 meters long, was glad to see the back of it after two wks looking at the same shop.
Hotel staff not the nicest, they were more for the germans than the english, they had prioty over us.
Entertainment wat is that, during our stay there was one show up by the pool side, this was a german lady singing.
would NEVER visit this hotel again, worst place we have every been.
Travel operator: thomas cook
Travel operator: First choice
The rooms were clean, well maintained with frest towels when needed and clean bed linen twice a week.
Cleaners were absolutely lovely. My 2 year old loved them as they would grab him and cuddle him whenever they set eyes on him.
Reception were always helpful when needed.
Bars do close at 11pm on the dot even if you are in a queue they will not serve you with all inclusive drinks after this time. You must get your drinks in early to avoid disapointment (as we found out the hard way).
We never had the same meal twice in the 2 weeks we were there. There is so much choice that you do not need to eat the same each day. Unless you are fussy. None of us suffered with stomache upset and we all tried most things.
You do have to pay for extras like air conditioning, some of the drinks and safes. None of them are expensive though. If like we had 3 rooms, they give you a remote for the air conditioning and it will work in each room so only pay for one room!
Pleasent walk into town or to the lovely beach, but they do supply a bus free of charge if you would prefer.
Pools were great, we stayed by the quiet pool as we had kids withus and it was not so busy. Even the little one was happy to play in the pool. There were a few accidents because of people doing things they shouldn't have been doing around or in the pool and then security stepped up a notch. Until then life guards were nowhere to be seen.
Quite a small town with mostly the same shops throughout. Lots of bars and restaurants. Poco-Loco is lovely and well worth a visit.
Did not see much of the evening entertainment as the hall was packed. What I did see was very basic. By the time they had said it in 6 different languages you had kind of lost the plot! We prefered sitting at the bars and chatting. The kids could let off a bit of steam that way.
For the money we all thought this was a good hotel. For the extras I would probably spend a bit more and stay in a 4-5* next time.
Not a bad holiday all in all.
Travel operator: First Choice
Travel operator: sunstart
Travel operator: first choice
Yes this hotel is Full of German and French tourists, I recomend this accommodation to everyone.
Travel operator: First Choice
Maids cleaned the rooms every day- and were very creative in the way the beds were made.
The bar staff seemed to not be at all interested in serving and I found most of them were more into talking to each other than pulling pints.
The food was always cold and very repetitive. On more than one occasion the resturant staff had whisked my plate away before I'd actually finished eating.
There was not much to do if it rained(which it did for 3days solid)if it is wet the floors become extremely slippery.
The hotel is located in a nice wooded area, only 10 min walk to the beach. There are ramps to help disabled or pushchairs to reach areas that have steps.
This hotel is more geared up for adults than children and it is very noisy at night.
Travel operator: first choice
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